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AG Outlines Digital Assets Legislation at STEP LATAM Conference in Panama

NASSAU, The Bahamas — With Financial Services playing a key role in the country’s economy, efforts continue to keep the sector progressive.  That includes incorporating new products, including trading in Digital Assets.  Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, the Hon. L. Ryan Pinder made these points at the STEP LATAM conference in Panama, September 22-23, 2022.  STEP LATAM, which stands for Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Latin America, is a professional networking body that brings together professionals from a cross-section of businesses in the financial services sector. STEP provides education, training, representation and networking opportunities for its members, of which there are over 21,000 across 95 jurisdictions. Minister Pinder o...

Hon. Mr. Justice Bernard Turner sworn in as Acting Chief Justice

NASSAU, The Bahamas — The Hon. Mr. Justice Bernard Turner was administered the Oath of Allegiance as Acting Chief Justice by Cynthia Alexandra Pratt, CD, JP., Deputy to the Governor General, during a brief ceremony at the Office of the Governor General, Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

Carla Card-Stubbs sworn in as Acting Justice of the Supreme Court

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Mrs. Carla Card-Stubbs, Attorney-at-Law, was sworn-in and administered the requisite Oaths as Acting Justice of the Supreme Court by Mrs. Cynthia Pratt, Deputy to the Governor General, at the Offfice of the Governor General, September 20, 2022.

Ntshonda Tynes, sworn in as Acting Justice of the Supreme Court

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Miss Ntshonda Tynes, Attorney-at-Law, was sworn in and administered the requisite Oaths as Acting Justice of the Supreme Court by Mrs. Cynthia Pratt, Deputy to the Governor General, at the Office of the Governor General, September 20, 2022.

Training Centre Officially Opened at the Bahamas Judicial Education Institute

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The country’s Judiciary reached a major milestone with its opening on Friday, June 24, of the Bahamas Judicial Education Institute’s (BJEI) Training Centre.  The newly commissioned training centre will be instrumental in fulfilling the need for preparation of judicial officers and their staff, and thereby enhance the delivery of justice in the country. Creation of the training centre was facilitated by a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank and executed through the Ministry of National Security via its Citizen Security & Justice Programme (CSJP). The commissioning ceremony was held at the Bahamas Judicial Education Institute, Charlotte House, downtown.  In attendance were: Chief Justice Sir Brian Moree, Minister of National Security the Hon. Wayne Munroe,...

Attorney General Outlines Government’s Legislative Agenda in the Senate

NASSAU, The Bahamas – As part of his contribution to the 2022/2023 national Budget Debate, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Senator, the Hon. L. Ryan Pinder outlined legislative actions by the government to meet some of its objectives. He started off by firstly thanking the Law Reform and Revision Commission for working ‘tirelessly’ to ensure the government can proceed with its aggressive legislative agenda from day one. He then went on to highlight parts of the legislative agenda under consideration during the first half of this upcoming fiscal year. “The ‘Evidence Amendment (2022)’ – this is fulfillment of a promise in our Blueprint for Change – to address needs of disaster victims to return to normalcy. We hope to debate, before we break for the summer, this amendment whi...

Bahamian Delegation Lobby US Congress and Senate for Appropriation of Financial Assistance for Hurricane Restoration and Mitigation

On Monday and Tuesday, June 12th and 13th 2022, a Bahamian ministerial delegation comprising Minister of Works & Utilities Alfred M. Sears, QC, Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Public Service, Frederick Mitchell, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Ryan Pinder, Ambassador Wendall Jones and their respective technical and support staff met with various US Government officials in Washington, D.C. The purpose of these meetings was to lobby for financial assistance from the United States Government to support Hurricane Dorian restoration projects in Abaco and Grand Bahama as well as infrastructural improvement around the AUTEC Base in Andros. Attending these meetings were United States Senators, Congresspersons and their respective Staff members including:- 1. Senator Brian S...